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Welcome J-1 Scholars

Welcome to the University of Maine and the University of Maine at Machias! We are so excited to have you here.  We hope the information on this page will assist you in transitioning to your new life in Maine and on our campus.  

As always, please contact the Office of International Programs should you need further information or assistance at or at 207.581.3437.

Status and Travel

The key to maintaining your J-1 status is making sure that you report any changes to your residential address, ensure that your DS2019 is valid and that you are performing the states program activities stated in your application.  If leaving the US be sure to obtain a travel signature from OIP to prevent delays when reentering the country.

Dependents & Family

Family members often accompany the J-1 scholar on a program.  This can be an enriching experience for family members and they are welcome to join many of our campus activities.